contraer translation English | Spanish-English dictionary

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contraer  

a       vt  
1      [+enfermedad]   to contract frm  , catch
2      [+compromiso]   to make, take on  
  [+obligación]  
to take on, contract frm     
  [+deuda, crédito]  
to incur, contract frm     
contraer matrimonio (con algn)      to marry (sb)  
contrajo parentesco con la familia real      frm   she married into the royal family  
3      [+costumbre]   to get into, acquire frm  
4      [+músculo, nervio]   to contract  
tenía el rostro contraído por el dolor      his face was contorted o twisted with pain  
tanta pobreza le contrajo el corazón      such poverty made his heart bleed  
5      [+metal, objeto]   to cause to contract  
la humedad contrae las cuerdas      dampness causes the ropes to contract  
b    contraerse      vpr  
1    [músculo, nervio]   to contract  
se le quedó el músculo contraído      his muscle contracted o tightened  
2    [objeto, material]   to contract
3      (Ling)   to contract
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
contraer deudas exp.
to get into debt

Entry related to:deuda

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'contraer' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer deudas
exp.
contraer matrimonio
exp.
contraer cargas financieras en exceso
v.
1) contraerse (vi), 2) contraer (vt)
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